New Jersey State Parole Board

Revocation Hearing Unit

The State Parole Board's Revocation Hearing Unit conducts hearings when parolees are charged with violating the conditions of parole. During these hearings the Revocation Hearing Unit determines whether, by clear and convincing evidence, the charged violations were found to have been committed, and whether the sustained parole violations were serious or persistent enough to warrant the revocation of parole, or require action such as setting new conditions of parole.

If a parole officer has reason to believe a parolee has seriously or persistently violated the conditions of parole, the parole officer may arrest the parolee and return him or her to custody pending a revocation hearing, which will be conducted by a hearing officer of the Revocation Hearing Unit.

The Revocation Hearing Unit is also responsible for holding rescission hearings for inmates who have been approved for parole release but have not yet been released from incarceration. Rescission hearings are required if the State Parole Board receives new information, such as charges of an institutional infraction, prior to the inmate’s release. Rescission hearings lead to a determination as to whether good cause exists to rescind the grant or parole.